Johnny Rivers

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Birthday
7, 1942
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

American rock 'n' roll singer and guitarist who sang "Mountain of Love," "Poor Side of Town," and "Memphis" in the late 1960s.

Before Fame

He was five when his family moved to Louisiana. He was playing guitar in various local bands by the time he was in junior high.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

Family Life

His father played guitar and mandolin and was his earliest musical inspiration. He married Christi Marie Zabel and he has a daughter named Vanessa.

Associated With

He wrote the song "Secret Agent Man," which was given a resurgence in popularity after being featured in the film Austin Powers, which starred Mike Myers.